Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How can they

How can he?

How can a man rip children from their mothers and throw them in a cage where they have space blankets but not much more?

Then could he go home and drive his son to Little League and remind his daughter to do her homework? Doesn't he think of kids like his own suffering at his hands?

How can she?

How could a woman drive by a Walmart store knowing it is filled with kids in cages? 

Perhaps she rushed after work, needs to go to the grocery store. After all, they aren't her kids. They aren't even American so who cares. How can she not make the connection?

How can he?

How can a politician tell me if its constitutional, it meets his criteria for okay? 

Atrocities can be legal. Think of the German concentration camps which were legal.

What if it were his children because something added to the constitution such as all legal immigrants be declared illegal allowing the government to imprison his family. The government according to an article 

How can she?

How can Nikki Haley say, "“We will remain a generous country, but we are also a sovereign country, with laws that decide how best to control our borders and protect our people… Neither the United Nations nor anyone else will dictate how the United States upholds its borders.” She was responding to the UN speaking against kids in cages.

What if her daughter Rena and her son Nalin were in cages because the U.S. government decided they needed to correct lack of control of borders earlier Indians admitted to the U.S. 

What danger does she think a five-year old poses to the United States?

How can we?

How can we not imagine how we would we have felt as children, taken away from our parents and kenneled like animals?

How can we who are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles not look at the kids we love and imagine them in the same situation?

How can we not begin to feel the horror of the parents who have no idea where their children are?

How can we stand by and do nothing?


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